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News Archive for Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

  • April 22, 2009

    Students in the news

    Held, Stull organize first African sustainable, social justice event here Courtney Held, senior in dietetics and public health nutrition,  and Valerie Stull, graduate student in public health, organized K-State's first Fair Trade Awareness, Africa's Sustainability, Together event set for Sunday, April 25. Activities will include a 5K fun run, music and social justice fair. The […]

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  • April 1, 2009

    Ahdikari to profile beef flavor

    Koushik Ahdikari has been awarded a $36,500 grant from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to establish the flavor profile of beef. Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Sensory Analysis Center, will work on the project to develop a lexicon for beef that can be used universally. While on a Big-12 Fellowship at Texas A&M University, […]

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  • March 25, 2009

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts 50

    Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society, initiated 50 members this month in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge. Mary Molt, advisor, announced the list: Apparel and textiles majors: Katherine Elizabeth Maier, Kelby Lorraine Polfer, Whitney Renee Vaughn, Janelle Diane Goehring Athletic training: Clayton Rudolph Zerr Communication sciences and disorders majors: Mary Elizabeth Ohmes, Chelsea Victoria […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Students in the news

    FSHS senior co-chairs academic decathlon Jessica Heath, senior in family studies and human services, served as co-chair for the academic decathlon that took place recently on campus. Heath is member of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society hosting the Kansas Academic Decathlon. Rebecca Bush, senior in history, was co-chair. Student teams, from 15 Kansas […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Nutrition profs awarded engagement grant

    A healthy snacks initiative is one of four projects to be funded by the Center for Engagement and Community Development this spring. "Development and Promotion of Healthy Snack Products for School Children" is a collaborative project of Koushik Adhikari and Tandalayo Kidd, both assistant professors of human nutrition; Sajid Alavi, associate professor of grain science […]

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  • February 12, 2009

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    Four faculty members promoted

    Briana Nelson Goff and Charlotte Shoup Olsen were promoted to full professors and Peggy Lynne Honey and L. Tonatiuh Melgarejo were promoted to associate professors and granted tenure this week. Briana Nelson Goff Goff, PhD, is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Currently she […]

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  • February 3, 2009

    Older adults should dig in dirt, study shows

    Gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. "One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture. She, Mark Haub, associate professor of human nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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  • January 26, 2009

    Sensory analysts evaluate K-State's new high-calcium leaf lettuce

    Using a strategy called biofortification, scientists at K-State and Texas A&M University have boosted the calcium content in lettuce, a step they hope will curb growing national health problems. First results include a 25 to 32 percent hike in the in-bred calcium supplied by common leaf lettuce. "We're working to genetically improve what we know […]

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  • December 19, 2008

    In the news: Students tapped for honors

    Aditi Shukla, graduate student in apparel and textiles, is one of six students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Benchmark Financial, a general agency of New England. Students were awarded the scholarships for being the top performers in a senior level marketing management course. Quest, a freshman honorary society unique to KSU, has named new members […]

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